If you’re unfamiliar with Regolith Linux — where have you been?! — then all you really need to know is that it takes the i3 tiling window manager and makes it less intimidating to use.
Thoughtful touches, some canny package curation, and a dash of sane defaults make up the Regolith desktop (which you can install on top of an existing Ubuntu from a PPA).
Regolith Linux 1.4 has a new look. The new default theme, called “Lascaille”, uses the JetBrains Mono font, and features a higher contrast look based on the Ayu colour scheme. The previous ‘theme’, Cahuella, can be installed manually from the repos.
Some clever integration tweaks (and a smattering of
gtk3-nocsd) allow GNOME Terminal to become Regolith Linux’s default terminal emulator. For those who prefer it,
st is still available in the repos.
Mastering the array of keyboard shortcuts (“keybindings”) in Regolith is made easier by the inclusion of the Remontoire app which has been refreshed for this release.
Those installing Regolith Linux 1.4 fresh will benefit from a smaller download size and reduced resource usage. Additionally, the GDM3 login screen is replaced by LightDM as well.
Elsewhere, there’s a new file search dialog (powered by
mlocate); full ARM64 support; and easier swapping of notification modules, including
To download Regolith Linux 1.4 as an ISO image you can flash to a USB or write to a DVD, hit this button: